Josh Hoffmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Co-teacher with Mr. Sonier
Chris Sonier (email@example.com) - Co-teacher with Mr. Hoffmann
Mr. Brookins (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Co-teacher with Mr. Osmon Cores 2 & 3
Mr. Osmon (email@example.com) - Co-teacher with Mr. Brookins Core 2 & 3
During our cohort virtual days (Tuesday - Friday), students will have access to their assignment starting around 7:00 A.M. on Google Classroom. Each virtual lesson on those days will come with a launch video, which explains what needs to be completed that day. Along with this video, all additional resources will be linked out. It is important that students complete these tasks, since the next in-person day relies on the information that was shared in them to take the next step. Monday will be the exception, since all students are virtual. We are asking students to join us for a live Webex launch during the beginning of their core time. Once the lesson has been launched, students can message us for quicker responses on that day.
We have taken time to share with students several different methods of communication they can use to reach out with any questions that they may have about an assignment. Webex has been a great tool for students to ask students for support, especially during a cohort day when teachers might not be readily available. We have also discussed students sending their teacher an email with any questions they may have on an assignment. We continue to suggest that students work on their science work during their core time at home, so if any questions come up they will have access to us versus later at night when we might not be able to respond as quickly.
Our first science unit will focus on Ecology, especially concepts relating to non-native species. We have spent our first class periods reading and building knowledge on several of these species and their impacts on the environment. The next steps will see us going outside to observe biotic and abiotic factors in the environment and how they interact with each other.
Finally, we will be relying on Google Classroom to send out assignments and feedback on daily work. Students should be able to show you their Google Classroom “to do” list, which will show any missing work or current assignments. The done list will show you scores for the various science assignments in terms of completion. If students have anything less than a 3 out of 3 or 2 out of 2, they need to read the comment on the assignment and resubmit it with the requested fixes. Checking the done list will be important, especially if a student submits an assignment blank or needs to finish up. Formative and summative assessment scores will be posted on For All Rubrics, which will be shared out at a later date.